Programs - CCMA Awards

CCMA Awards

Each year, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) honours its Members who have excelled during the past year, with a Canadian Country Music Award. The Awards are handed out each fall during Country Music Week.

The Canadian Country Music Association Awards are voted upon by the membership* in a three stage ballot process, during the first of which, potential candidates who have released product within the eligibility period and meet the criteria outlined in the Rules & Regulations, are brought forward for consideration and nominated by the voting membership through a 'write-in' ballot. The Second Ballot presents the top ten (10) eligible contenders, as verified by the Awards and Balloting committee, who have received the most votes in each category to be voted upon for the Third (and final) Ballot, which contains the top five (5) contenders in each category, who become the final five (5) nominees.

Click here to view the Rules & Regulations for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards.

Should you have an idea for a potential new CCMA Award category, please contact Karina Davison at the CCMA office at or at 416-947-1331 ext. 218. Click here to review the CCMA Award Category Submission Form.

*A CCMA Member, who has purchased and has a valid membership as of May 1 at 12:01 a.m. ET of the current year is considered to be in good standing and is entitled to one (1) voting right for all applicable CCMA Award categories. Only eligible CCMA Members, as listed as an artist or musician as their Membership Primary Category, are eligible to vote in the seven (7) Musician Award categories. Click here to see the complete list of applicable CCMA Award categories.


Artist Awards

Musician Awards

Radio Awards

Industry Awards

Key Dates

* Exact date varies each year